Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Drummond Rankin
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 May 1937
Died: 13 March 2006
Bio Notes: George Drummond Rankin was born on 5 May 1937, the son of George Drummind Rankin, elecrtrician, and his wife Christine Dow Cunningham. He studied part-time at Edinburgh College of Art from 1955 and completed the course in six years. During this period he worked in the office of John Denoon Carnegie. He was awarded his diploma in architecture and elected ARIBA in 1961. He was elected ARIAS in 1961 and was a member of the Edinburgh Chapter.

In that same year, 1961, he moved to London to a post with the LCC and remained there until 1965. He returned to Scotland and worked for Lanark County Council Council until 1973 and moved therafter to Glasgow City Council remaining there until 1979. During this time he studied for a diploma in town planning at the University of Strathclyde.

In the 1980s he was sole partner in his own practice, G D Rankin. His is not listed in the 1994 RIBA directory.

He retired at the age of 65 in 2002. He died at the Fairmile Marie Curie Centre on 13 March 2006, survived by his wife Jean McBride Currie, a retired school teacher.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 420, Alderbank Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960After 1965 
Item 2 of 463, Gardner Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1970After 1984 
Item 3 of 430/2, Potterrow, Ediinburgh, ScotlandBusiness(?)1990s(?)  
Item 4 of 4Northland Studio/52, Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1990s  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4John Denoon Carnegiec. 1955 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)19611965Architect 
Item 3 of 4Lanarkshire County Architect's Department19661973Architect 
Item 4 of 4Glasgow City Architects Department19731979Architect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2006v18, no1 Spring issue - death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership